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Brewer ‘Endorses’ Obama, Condi Shines at Convention, and More

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Posted on Aug 30, 2012

Kudos for Condi: Condoleezza Rice was once considered a possible front-runner in the vice presidential sweepstakes, and based on her speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night, it was easy to see why. Delegates at the convention clearly loved the former secretary of state’s speech, giving her not one, not two, but three standing ovations. Moreover, she did it all while giving a relatively tame criticism of the Obama administration, not even using the president’s name once. Some say she even outshined the featured speaker of the night, VP candidate Paul Ryan. (Read more)

Foremost Falsehood: And speaking of Paul Ryan, the GOP VP nominee’s speech has been criticized for the numerous lies it contained. But perhaps the biggest whopper of the evening had to do with his allegation that President Obama failed to rescue a GM plant in 2008—you know, back in the days when a man named George W. Bush was still president of this country. (Read more)

Sly Fox: Onetime vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was apparently supposed to be doing interviews with Fox News during the GOP convention. We know this only because Palin took to Facebook to let her fans know that the cable news channel canceled all of her scheduled interviews for Wednesday evening. She wrote: “I’m sorry Fox canceled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John McCain’s positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight.” (Read more)

Accidental Supporter: Oops! Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer might have inadvertently given the Obama re-election campaign its next television ad after the Republican accidentally endorsed the current president in a television appearance. Brewer, who has clashed with Obama in the past, told MSNBC: “I know that if President Obama is elected in November, which I hope that he is, that he will be able to come together with all of us and come up with a solution and I believe he will secure our borders and therefore we can resolve all those other issues; it’s a simple matter.” To be clear, Brewer also stated the need for a new administration, so there’s no mistaking that she has not suddenly gone gaga over Obama. (Read more)

Video of the Day: Republican speakers told quite a few jokes on Day 3 of the GOP convention—or at least they attempted to. BuzzFeed compiled a video of the ones that, well, fell flat.

—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

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